Now Accepting Applications
Energy Trust is proud to support the innovative people who make net-zero buildings possible, from current industry professionals to the leaders of tomorrow. Through internship grants, we make funds available to select architecture and engineering firms that are working on Oregon projects. The grant funds provide financial support to these firms to hire and pay student—or recent graduate—interns to help them meet and track progress toward the firm’s American Institute of Architects’ AIA 2030 Commitment, Carbon Leadership Forum’s MEP 2040 Commitment or Structural Engineering Institute’s SE 2050 Commitment. Grant recipients receive up to $8,000 to offer a 12-week paid internship and participate in a cohort with mentors and interns at other firms who are working on activities related to one of these Commitments.
The Net Zero Emerging Leaders Internship grant application is now open. Recipients will be selected in early fall of 2023, and the internships will occur in the first quarter of 2024. To be eligible for the grant, firms must have Oregon projects in design that are eligible for Commitment reporting and be a signatory to AIA 2030, MEP 2040 or SE 2050 Commitment by the grant application deadline.
Submit your application by July 21, 2023.
Naomi Cole, program management contractor, Energy Trust New Buildings